Scrubbing my lips is something I always put off because I always think it’s such a hustle. Even if I’d have a jar of lip scrub, I’d probably never use it. Therefore I thought that this E.L.F. Lip Exfoliator would be perfect for me. It’s a lip scrub in the shape of a lipstick so it’s super quick and easy to use. I decided to order it and put it to the test. Today I’m going to review it for you guys and tell you everything about it. If you’re interested in finding out more about this product, make sure you continue reading!
The E.L.F. Lip Exfoliator comes in one of those long black boxes with the name of the brand on it and a open part through which you can see the product. The product itself comes in a similar packaging as the E.L.F. lipsticks do. It’s mainly black, has the logo on the front and has a clear part on the bottom that shows the colour. Because I bought the lip exfoliator in the scent Mint Maniac, mine is mint green, so that’s what you see on the bottom.
Overall I do think that the packaging looks nice. Just by looking at it you can’t tell that it’s actually a very affordable product, and that’s something I really like about this packaging and the E.L.F. packagings in general (when it comes to their slightly more expensive range). Aside from the look it also feel very nice and sturdy so that’s great too!
E.L.F. Lip Exfoliator in Mint Maniac – €5
On the back of the box E.L.F. tells us a little more about this product. They say that it gently exfoliates the lips to help remove dry, chapped skin. It’s infused with vitamin E, Shea Butter, avocado, grape and jojoba oil to help nourish and protect the lips. It treats and smoothens the lips for a conditioned and revitalised feel. They also tell you how to use it. According to E.L.F. you have to apply it to clean, damp lips with a circulator motion. Afterwards you have to remove the residue with a damp cotton pad and follow up with a lipbalm to condition the lips.
All together it sounds pretty promising. Especially the part where they claim it has quite some good ingredients in it for conditioning the lips. I wasn’t quite sure about that when I first saw the actual product. Then again, I wasn’t sure whether it was going to scrub my lips at all either.
The reason why I wasn’t sure about that is because when it’s brand new it looks like it’s just a bar of green vasaline. It’s completely smooth and I actually expected it to be kind of textured because of the scrub particles that should be in there. After using it once I quickly found out that those scrub particles are definitely there and that I had nothing to worry about, but right off the bad it looks like it’s the worlds most basic lipbalm ever.
However, after using it a couple of times I’m still not sure about those great and moisturising ingredients. To be completely honest with you guys I actually feel like this is just a stick of solid vasaline with scrub particles. Those ingredients they claim to condition your lips are probably in there, but I don’t think it makes the worlds biggest difference and you just can’t really tell that they’re there. I hope that makes any sense at all.
On this picture I was trying to show you the before, during and after of this lip scrub, but looking a bit closer at the pictures I have to say I did a really bad job at removing the scrub particles after using it. So keep that in mind while looking at the picture, it’s not chapped skin all over my upper lip, it’s just scrub particles.
Anyway, I do think this picture clearly shows the process. You can tell how my lips are pretty dry at first and you can tell how bad it needs a good scrub and some new moisture. On the second picture you can clearly see how the product works. You can see the scrub particles on my lips and it’s also clear that it adds a shine to the lips. Afterwards the shine is a little less (because I rubbed it off along with most of the scrub particles) and you can tell that my lips look a little more healthy and taken care of.
I overall really like the experience. I like how quick and easy it is to use and I love the look of it afterwards.
On these pictures I tried to show you guys what the scrub looked like after using it once because then the scrub particles are a little more visible, but for some reason I didn’t really succeed at capturing it. Anyway, after using it the lip scrub looks a little more like a lip scrub. I don’t really have an opinion on that, like I don’t think that’s either a good or a bad thing because it just doesn’t really matter, but I did really want to show it to you guys.
Aside from having a nice experience it’s also important that this product actually scrubs and conditions my lips and that it creates a smoother canvas for products like liquid lipstick. And I have to say that this E.L.F. Lip Exfoliator does do a great job at that. It actually scrubs my lips in a nice and gentle way, it gets rid of the chapped and dry skin and it creates a smooth base. However, it’s not the strongest or most intense lip scrub in the world. It’s quite gentle. So if you have really dry lips with flakes all over them this might not be enough, but for some everyday scrubbing this works perfectly fine.
All together I’m quite a fan of this product. It does everything I hoped it would do and it works really nice and quick. It’s way easier and less of a hustle for me to scrub my lips now and I’m really happy about that. Quality wise I think it’s a great product. It’s a nice and gentle scrub, but nothing more or less than that. I really like it and I’d definitely recommend it if you’re on the hunt for a quick lip scrub.
And that’s it for today’s review. I hope you enjoyed reading it and be sure to let me know if you ever use lip scrub and if you do, which one do you use or do you make one yourself?